A Peek at Bathsheba (2020)

A Peek at Bathsheba Against the backdrop of wars raging within the land and without David is growing into the mantle of leadership Between his anointment as a tribal king and his anointment as the king of all of Israel
  • Title: A Peek at Bathsheba
  • Author: Uvi Poznansky
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Against the backdrop of wars, raging within the land and without, David is growing into the mantle of leadership Between his anointment as a tribal king and his anointment as the king of all of Israel, he uses wisdom, cunning, and his own understanding of the forces of history, aiming for high ideals stopping the bloodshed, uniting the nation, and bringing about healingAgainst the backdrop of wars, raging within the land and without, David is growing into the mantle of leadership Between his anointment as a tribal king and his anointment as the king of all of Israel, he uses wisdom, cunning, and his own understanding of the forces of history, aiming for high ideals stopping the bloodshed, uniting the nation, and bringing about healing and peace But then, having reached his peak, David falters He makes a serious error that threatens to undo his political success, and cost him not only the adoration of his people but also the sense of being sustained by a divine power That error is the most torrid tale of passion ever told his deliciously forbidden love for Bathsheba, followed by his attempt to cover up the ensuing scandal by sending her husband who serves him faithfully in his army to his death.This is volume II of the trilogy The David Chronicles, told candidly by the king himself David uses modern language, indicating that this is no fairytale Rather, it is a story that is happening here and now Listen to his voice as he undergoes a profound change, realizing the magnitude of his sin, and the curse looming over his entire future.
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    1. I really enjoyed Uvi Poznansky s Rise to Power, so there was no way I would miss the chance to read A Peek at Bathsheba, second in her David Chronicles It s a wonderful story, well able to stand alone, and gorgeously, lyrically told Those familiar with the Bible account will know where King David is coming from and going to But every twist and turn of this plot feels fresh and new as David truly comes to life, an old man recollecting past mistakes a king with many wives and honest loves and need [...]

    2. The gifted writer and artist extraordinaire Uvi Poznansky s A Peek at Bathsheba, The David Chronicles Volume 2, has done it again Her writing is superbly crafted and I ve not been disappointed with any of her work In A Peek of Bathsheba, the narrative begins with a soliloquy from an old man revealing his inability to understand his wives as a youth Naturally, he s reflecting on the past, which brings us to the heart of the matter, or the beginning of what he treasured so much about Bathsheba Now [...]

    3. A Peek at Bathsheba by Uvi Poznansky is yet another one of her great Bible inspired books Nobody understands better to utilise existing stories that many of us are familiar with already at least to some extent and give them a new lease of life, a new angle and makes us see different sides to those historical, religious and mythical characters Who was David really A hero or a product of his circumstances, of coincidence and skilled manipulation The bible and history books had their say now Poznan [...]

    4. A Literary Gem review of the audiobook A Peek at Bathsheba The David Chronicles, Book 2, is a literary gem Ms Poznansky has paired her luscious telling of the life of David with a narrator most worthy Mr Justin Harmer s voice is liquid gold, with intonations so deft and moving that it s hard to imagine anyone else telling this story The story of David continues from Book 1, Rise to Power, through the third of the series, Edge of Revolt, just released I plan to listen to the last book and hope Mr [...]

    5. Uvi Poznansky gets yet another five big stars from me I really enjoyed this book because I have just came off a few Rock Band type reads and I felt educated in reading this A Peek at Bathsheba by Uvi Poznansky is so different from other books I have read Its a blending of history, non fiction and fiction I truly enjoyed the author s style For the first time in a long time I didnt see grammar issues, run on sentences or typos.David is a very complex and difficult character to learn about Here th [...]

    6. One happy fan 5 StarsA Peek at Bathsheba instantly delivered me to some time back in the B.Cs The setting a remote arid outpost in Galilee The wannabe king, David slayer of Goliath actually pulled it off Leader of twelve tribes, the new king now requires a suitable dwelling befitting his exalted status So in between warring and empire building, King David the actor stroke poet also composes theatrical speeches, dabbles in selecting soft furnishings and spends much time womanising David is vain b [...]

    7. Uvi Poznansky continues her look at the life and times of King David, and this second volume is every bit as good as the first one Rise to Power.It s a story we all know, the tale of David and Bathsheba, but it s told through a modern lens, and using language familiar to today s world than that of the Bible It s powerful both because it makes it easier for us to view these characters as fresh and blood humans, rather than simply as historical figures and also because it reminds us that the same [...]

    8. Interesting read, the author has given herself quite the challenge by bringing a piece of the bible to life She has done this beautifully and with an in depth look at the lives of characters many know, including not only David and Bathsheba but many others I loved the way the author has given an age old story a new and contemporary feel I found the story refreshing and compelling Whether readers know the story or have never even picked up the Bible they are going to love this tale Good job by an [...]

    9. Again the author brings us a Biblical story with flesh, humour and pain Absolute power corrupts absolutely and David, in this book confesses his own frailty and absolute humane state of being by referring to his own prowess with woman, his way with words, his absolute awesomeness And then he fails He makes a human mistake and has to learn to live with the death of a new borne as but one consequence Like David says, he is no Moses I love the humour and found this book less packed with pregnant pr [...]

    10. interest This book gave an interestingly different view of David It was not captivating but it did hold the interest of the reader It was original in its thoughts.

    11. From the cobwebs of the Old Testament, author Uvi Poznansky masterful prose has brought to life the legendary and forbidden romance of King David to the beautiful but married, Bathsheba.To place in a historical perspective, it must be remembered that King David and Bathsheba were products of their time Uvi Poznansky makes this abundantly clear In the ancient world of the Near East, most so called kings were little than clan chieftains, ruling small pieces of territory David, who was egocentric, [...]

    12. Enter a poets world to fill the sensesAnother breathtaking journey into the life of King David Once again, Ms Pozanski has given us a glimpse onto the life and times of this inscrutable near myth, turning him into a real man Her language is his language making his thoughts, his desires, his ambitions vividly alive, beckoning us into his world from the onset A long time ago I used to think that my youth was to blame for failing to understand my wives No longer can I use that excuse, because I kno [...]

    13. Young David slew Goliath and became a hero, a legend, blessed by God to become a powerful and intelligent ruler, with a dream of uniting the many tribes Time and the pressures of ruling with a firm, but wise hand have taken their toll as he ages and his priorities turn inward as he creates passion through poems and his words A Peek at Bathsheba by Uvi Poznansky tells of an era in David s life after he has established himself as king, with a household filled with many trophy wives, a sign of his [...]

    14. A Peek at Bathsheba, The David Chronicles, Book 2 by Uvi Poznansky Performed by Justin Harmer This nearly 7 hours audio book really took me by surprise Uvi s way of weaving a flow of words that brings to life the greatest love story that most may have missed in our lives How we heard about David killing the Giant Or how Bathsheba the most beautiful women of her time This tale is of how even the best of us can fall into the sin of that forbidden love With someone already married and by the law of [...]

    15. Having read Rise to Power earlier, I couldn t wait to start the second book in this fascinating series What amazes me the most about the author s writing is her ability to pluck those long forgotten names and events in history and bring them to life in such powerful way one feels as though they are people next door, glaringly different and yet so wonderfully easy to understand despite their absolutely authentic to their times attitudes From each page they are coming across, offering wonderfully [...]

    16. One of the first Bible stories that children are told is about David and Goliath The tale of the young shepherd who rises to greatness by killing a great warrior far larger than him is even the subject of one of the most famous statues ever chiseled However, the entire story of David is far complex and adult than the one told to chilidren And author Uvi Poznansky expands and retells the story using David s own voice to uncover nuances in the original tale contained in the book of Samuel.The Dav [...]

    17. I struggled for a while to decide how to rate this book It takes a lot of courage to write a story with such well known and historically important characters, and for the most part, I thought the author handled that well There were certain aspects of this novel that I couldn t quite find worthy of five stars The main reason I settled on four, was the language I really felt on multiple occasions that this author was trying to modernise her dialogue in ways that just didn t fit in keeping with the [...]

    18. Whether poetry, fiction or art, Uvi Poznansky has a talent for enticing the reader into her creations, making us a part of them Book 2 of The David Chronicles, A Peek at Bathsheba, is no exception Being religious or biblically knowledgeable is not required Most everyone is familiar with David s Old Testament psalms so reading Poznansky s imagining of David the poet, the warrior, the king, the wife stealer, and the cranky sex addicted aging man is a fresh and lively way to have history come alive [...]

    19. This is the second book of The David Chronicles that I ve read and I found it as captivating as the first, which tells the story of David s famous slaying of Goliath, his years as a fugitive and his rise to power In A Peek at Bathsheba, the story continues with David s coronation as King of Israel and his obsession with Bathsheba, the wife of one of his soldiers This obsession leads to his passionate love affair with Bathsheba, the murder of her husband, and the beginning of the turmoil predicte [...]

    20. I m a fan of historical fiction and have a soft spot for biblical fiction In this second book of Poznansky s series about David, I was drawn to to beautiful imagery and characterization of historical figures I know so well from the Bible What stuck me most about Bathsheba was the humanity of those characters and how under Poznansky s care, David became real for me The author s unique perspective on time period drew me in, making me believe she had first hand knowledge of the conversations betwee [...]

    21. The first and the second book in the chronicle of Kind David by Uvi Poznansky are just amazing She really is taking herself into the mind of King David.I really wonder how Uvi can put herself, discernment, into the shoes of King David and write such amazing books about him All the things he is thinking and not doing or doing as King or should do Like should he take his beloved Bathsheba or not He really was thinking hard about taking her He knew it was wrong, but he couldn t help himself.Somethi [...]

    22. An enjoyable and thought provoking book Uvi Poznansky makes the story of King David accessible and interesting King David is very much a human being before he is King and, like all people, he has human struggles and emotions, eternal and ever lasting.While Uvi Poznansky s book clearly stems from her extensive knowledge of the biblical story, research, and art history she s an artist herself, too , this book is a work of fiction, written in a contemporary voice that makes it much easier for today [...]

    23. Uvi Poznansky has a wonderful sense of the poetic and it makes me wonder if that s why she enjoys writing about a fellow poet, King David A Peek at Bathsheba gives us another opportunity to follow David on his rocky journey as he tries to figure out what it means to be king, husband and father He struggles with the men under his command and his many wives King David is so flawed and continues to make error after error He was so busy worrying about how history was going to remember him, he missed [...]

    24. Will David Risk All For Love In this second volume of The David Chronicles, David is now the anointed King He has achieved the money and power he craved He can have any woman he chooses and has amassed a considerable harem of jealous, competitive wives and concubines, who jockey for power and resent any new arrival, especially when that arrival is the woman he desires most of all Bathsheba But she is already married to Uriah, the Hittite Will David resist his urges for once Or will he place hims [...]

    25. The affair that rocked Biblical times, July 5, 2014This review is from A Peek at Bathsheba The David Chronicles Book 2 Kindle Edition Forget love, says Bathsheba, coldly It s what got me in trouble in the first place Yes, she s talking to King David Yes, David and Bathsheba have an affair that scalds with its heat Yes, he sends her husband to his death And yes, you re going to love this Biblical romance Second in Poznansky s The David Chronicles, written in an accessible but lyric style, Poznans [...]

    26. David is a complex character with real struggles ranging from love and jealousy throughout his harem of women to power and politics.I was surprised at how far his need to have Bathseba went This in turn lead to the death of one of his own faithfully serving his army Could this be his way of hiding his scandalous affair A king must keep up all appearances after all.A very interesting story and an entertaining glimpse of a King who is in fact only a man.I received this book in exchange for an hone [...]

    27. Very clever and intelligently written 5 A Peek at Bathsheba The David Chronicles Book 2 by Uvi Poznansky A powerful story of great magnitude has been created by Poznansky in this spectacular novel Without a doubt a truly original adaptation of characters for a modern audience and an interesting aspect for readers of traditional thoughts Peer into these pages filled with ideology, life yearnings and humour.The power of this gripping story is exceptionally well executed in its originality and supe [...]

    28. Uvi takes up her tale of David with him being crowned king of his tribe However, he wants to be king of all 12 tribes of Israel Saul s son stands in his way and the wars continue A chance sighting of a beautiful woman bathing leaves him filled with desire for her He finds she is the wife of one of his best soldiers We watch as he maneuvers between his advisers, deals with his wives jealousies, and worries about his safety from his right hand man.I won t give you any spoilers I will tell you that [...]

    29. Interesting read, the author has given herself quite the challenge by bringing a piece of the bible to life She has done this beautifully and with an in depth look at the lives of characters many know, including not only David and Bathsheba but many others I loved the way the author has given an age old story a new and contemporary feel I found the story refreshing and compelling Whether readers know the story or have never even picked up the Bible they are going to love this tale Good job by an [...]

    30. This is the second book of the chronicle of Kind David by Uvi the first book is Rise To Power This book gave an interestingly different view of David and Bathsheba, a captivating adaptation of characters for a modern audience The evocative writing from Uvi is so beautiful and moving Take this paragraph as an example Herlashes are long, they flutter over her cheeks, and her hair wavesaround her face with the rhythm of her steps It glows like copperunder the flaming sconces, but when she crosses i [...]

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